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Tour of the MuseumTour of the Museum

Take a step by step tour through Lyme Regis Museum...

History of Lyme Regis in Museum Objects

In 2010 Neil Ferguson, Director of the British Museum, presented a series...

Fossils and RocksFossils and Rocks

Here be dinosaurs! The museum’s geology gallery contains a wealth of fossils and tells of the early...

Mary AnningMary Anning

Mary Anning (1799-1847), born on the site of the Museum, is the most famous female fossilist...

JRR TolkienLyme's Literary and Artistic Connections

Lyme has long been a magnet for artists and writers...

The Bindon Landslip

In 1840 Lyme geologists  Conybeare and  Buckland produced the first ever fully scientific report about a major landslip - the Bindon Landslip of 1839...

The Museum Blog

EVENTS: Coming up in October
The History of Book Illustration Thursday 2nd October at Woodmead Halls - 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by John Marriage. Organised by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. West Dorset's Ancient Roads Tu...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 01 October 2014
Gifted, Prolific, Forgotten: Sydney Jessett Returns to Lyme Regis Museum
Born in Bethnal Green, London in 1885, Sydney Jessett moved to the South West in 1939 with his evacuee granddaughters and wife, Ethel. Apart from service in the Royal Flying Corps during the First Wo...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 15 September 2014
EVENTS: Coming up in September
Lyme's Eroding Coast Tuesday 30th September at Woodmead Halls - 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by Richard Edmonds, Earth Science Manager for the Jurassic Coast Team. Organised jointly with the Lyme Regi...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 01 September 2014
An early American connection for Lyme
Mr Stephen Massil has contacted us with some new information about Lyme and a question. He has been researching the family of Henry Franks Waring who was Lyme Regis Town Clerk in the 19th Century. A...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Keith Shaw on 25 August 2014
EVENTS: Coming up in August
Monday 11th August sees an illustrated talk by David Cox, "Some of our Native Wildlife Wonders", at 7.30 pm at Woodmead Halls, organised by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. There are two exhibitions...
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Comments (0) | Posted by Andrew May on 01 August 2014